London Citizens, the community organising alliance, held unity events across London on Monday morning in an act of solidarity with communities affected by a reported rise in racist and xenophobic abuse.
Members gathered outside tube and train stations across the city to spread the message "Love London. No place for Hate", demonstrating unity, compassion and solidarity with all London communities.
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Labour MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark Neil Coyle also made an appearance to show his support for the campaign.
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Stickers were distributed alongside love hearts and cards with details on how to report hate crime.
-- Paul Darigan (@PDarigan) July 4, 2016
Reports of hate crime have risen 57% in the last week, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council.